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Democracy Now! Monday, November 12, 2001


Published November 12, 2001


Abortion Clinics in the Midwest and Northeast Receive More Than 200 Anthrax Threats
Federal Express packages containing white powder and the threat “This contains anthrax. You’re going to die,” arrivedat more than 200 Midwest and East Coast abortion clinics on Thursday.

At the WTO Meeting in Qatar Poor Countries Demand That the US Put Human Rights Over Thepatent Rights of Drug Companies, As Thousands Protest Around the World
Today is the fourth day of the five-day meetings of the World Trade Organization, which are being held in the tinyisland Gulf state Qatar. The United States and Switzerland edged closer to agreement with developing countriesdemanding more leeway to override drug patents for health emergencies, one of the issues threatening to block newglobal trade talks.

Double Standards at Ground Zero: How the U.S. Responds to Terrorism in New York and Easttimor
The U.N. Security Council last week formally endorsed East Timor ‘s plans to declare independence on May 20 of nextyear, pledging that the United Nations will “remain engaged” in the world’s newest nation.

East Timorese Recall Santa Cruz Massacre Ten Years Ago That Marked Turning Point Inresistance to Indonesian Occupation
The U.N. Security Council last week formally endorsed East Timor ‘s plans to declare independence on May 20 of nextyear, pledging that the United Nations will “remain engaged” in the world’s newest nation. East Timor’s constituentassembly is writing the country’s constitution and preparing for the day they will run their own affairs. And inDili, residents are holding a ceremony, as they do every November 12, to commemorate the Santa Cruz massacre.

Labor Activists Describe the Changed Landscape for Workers Since September 11
This weekend in Boston thousands of people gathered for a major rally sponsored by Democracy Rising. Among thespeakers were labor activists describing how workers have been most affected by the economic aftermath of theSeptember 11 attacks.


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